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Work Department

Transportation & Maritime, Dispute Resolution


For many years, Ulla Fabricius has advised both national and international transport and insurance companies on all aspects within transport, shipping, and insurance.

As the author of the annotated book on International Carriage by Road (CMR), Ulla Fabricius is a top specialist within carriage by road. She is involved in all aspects of road transport including disputes on driving and rest time, cabotage and posting of drivers.

Ulla Fabricius has great experience in drafting and negotiating complex logistics contracts and transport concepts. In this capacity, Ulla Fabricius participated in the drafting of Incoterms 2010 and UCP 600, and, thus, she has thorough knowledge of risk coverage in international trade.

Furthermore, Ulla Fabricius was responsible for the preparation of Danske Havne Betingelser 2007 (the Danish stevedoring conditions), and therefore she is especially qualified for rendering advice within the stevedoring business.

Ulla Fabricius is listed in Chambers and Legal 500 as leading individual in Shipping and Transport Law in Denmark. Ulla Fabricius is appointed specialist in the ICC International Commission for Transport, Logistics, Trade, and Customs. Thus, Ulla Fabricius was part of the team drafting INCOTerms 2010 and UCP 600. Ulla Fabricius is a certified arbitrator and experienced litigator with the right to appear before the Supreme Court in Denmark.


NJORD Law Firm, Partner (2013-); Bang + Regnarsen Advokater, Partner (2002-2012); Schaumburg-Müller & Fabricius, Partner (1999-2002); Lind & Cadovius Advokataktieselskab, Attorney (1996-1999); McMillan & Binch Law Firm, Toronto, Canada, stationing (1993); DFDS A/S, stationing (1992); External teacher of transport law at Copenhagen Business School (1992-1996); Dragsted Advokater, Assistant Attorney and Attorney (1989-1996); Department of the Danish Ministry of Energy, legal adviser (1988-1989)


Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, and English.


Member of Advisory Board for Professor Dr. jur. Vibe Ulfbech in connection with the establishment of Centre for Transport at the University of Copenhagen; Comité Maritime International (CMI); International Law Association (ILA); Forening for Erstatnings- og Forsikringsret (FEF); International Association for Insurance Law (AIDA); Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)


Admitted to the Supreme Court of Denmark (2005); Certified arbitrator (2009); Admitted to the Danish Bar (1992); University of Copenhagen, Master of Law (1988); Special degree in maritime law at the University of Oslo, Nordisk Institutt for Sjørett (1988)


Author of the annotated book on the Act on Agreements in International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag (2005 and 2017 edition); Co-author of a web-based legal comments on the General Terms and Conditions of Nordisk Speditør Forbund (NSAB 2000), Danske Speditører; Article in Marius, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, No. 406; Co-author of an article in the European Transport Law, No. 5/2011; Legal adviser for the FEF portal and correspondent for the European Transport Law commenting on issues and rulings of transport law. Further, Ulla is a frequent lecturer at international transport and insurance conferences.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Shipping and transport

(Hall of Fame)

Ulla FabriciusNJORD Law Firm

Praised for her ‘extremely analytical’ approach, Ulla Fabricius spearheads NJORD Law Firm’s group, which advises clients on a range of shipping, road transport and logistics issues. The group’s contentious expertise spans cargo claims, collisions and groundings work; it also handles insurance and reinsurance matters, regulatory work concerning cabotage issues, driving and rest time mandates, and the EU Mobility Package, as well as the sale and financing of ships, shipbuilding matters and complex logistics contracts. Christian Benedictsen-Nislev left to join DLA Piper Denmark in late 2019.

Denmark > Dispute resolution

NJORD Law Firm’s team is co-led by Thomas Rhyl, who has particular expertise in EU law cases, including matters involving pharmaceuticals, competition and procurement issues. Other names to note include fellow co-head and copyright infringement expert Jeppe Brogaard Clausen and Ulla Fabricius, who is noted for her capabilities in transport and shipping disputes. The practice has additional capabilities in administrative law litigation and tax disputes, which is a key area for Robert Mikelsons .